Last week, Michael Flynn was asked to resign from his post by President Trump. The national security advisor “gave incomplete information” and misled Vice President Mike Pence when he was asked about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States. This information was leaked to the media and has become an embarrassment for the Trump administration.
President Trump has had several conversations with world leaders, two of which occurred with the Mexican President and the Australian Prime Minister. Transcripts of those conversations have been leaked to the media in a way that portrays President Trump as incompetent and hot-headed. Critics of the President have jumped on these leaks, accusing Trump of not having an understanding of how to deal with our allies around the world. However, the President hasn’t stood idle while the people behind these attacks look to undermine and erode his administration. He has called for investigations to find the people responsible for the leaks, calling them “Obama people” left over from the previous administration.
Something unprecedented is happening in our government: the unelected faction of the government is openly working to undermine the will of the people. They have illegally recorded American citizens and anonymously released conversations to the public to bring down a government official. The media, in their hyper-partisanship frenzy, have celebrated this takedown as a victory, never questioning the legality of the methods used.
There are also the unelected, lifetime-appointed judges that have decided that they know more than the elected Commander in Chief when it comes to matters of national security. Only a couple of weeks ago, this activism and willful rejection of the law to undermine the President was on display when Judge James Robart placed a temporary restraining order on the President’s executive order on immigration. The decision was then upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is known to be one of the most left-leaning courts in the country. Clearly, his immigration order was completely within the President’s right under the law, Title 8, Ch. 12, U.S. Code 1182: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” The law is crystal clear, yet the judicial branch has now begun to act according to their political beliefs – not within their intended role.
The election of Donald Trump was a rebellion of the people towards their government. They had enough of the dysfunction, as well as being disgusted by the elitism. They had watched as the politicians snuggled up to corporations, lining their pockets with money and being lapdogs to their agenda. All the while the regular Joe was being left behind, suffering with few jobs and stagnant wages. To millions of Americans, Donald Trump is their champion. Like he said in his inauguration speech, “What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.” Unfortunately, the entrenched bureaucracy, instead of realizing this, in their arrogance have doubled down and begun to try to wrest control of the government from President Trump and the American people. In the coming months, we will actually see who really is in charge of our country.